Listed in Tampa
- 7855 38th Avenue North St. Petersburg, FL 33710
- (727) 341-2408
American Board of Plastic Surgery, 1996
Dr. O’Brien is a highly-skilled board certified plastic surgeon that St. Petersburg has recognized as one of their best since 1994. We are able to offer our patients the cutting edge of technology in cosmetic surgery, by utilizing the latest endoscopic techniques to ultrasonic liposuction and laser resurfacing. Perhaps this is why Dr. O’Brien is the plastic, reconstructive and cosmetic surgeon that Tampa and St. Petersburg physicians and other health care providers chose for their own cosmetic surgery procedures. Dr. O’Brien has been named by Marquis Who’s Who in Medicine. He was also voted by other physicians in our community as one of the best doctors in the United States, which is published in the book “Guide to Top Doctors.” In addition, Dr. O’Brien recently received the “Patient’s Choice Award.”
The most common places for insertion (where the incision will be made) are on the lower edge of the areola (periareolar incision), in the fold just under the breast (inframammary incision), under the arm (transaxillary incision), or through the navel. This last one is limited only to saline implants, which are inserted while empty. The implants are chosen based on the volume and shape desired. Choices include both round and contoured. This includes a low, moderate, high, and extra high profile implant or the new highly cohesive anatomically shaped implant, depending on the amount of lift you want. Sometimes an implant of less volume, but with a higher profile, may provide greater lift than one with bigger volume and a lower profile. Other criteria used to choose the type of implant may involve the width of the breast, to correct any issues with asymmetry or other deformities.